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      02-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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Exhuast 130i Vs 335i

Love the standard exhaust sound of my 130i and want to know how different it is to 335i as thinking about getting one.
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      02-25-2011, 03:02 AM   #2
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      02-25-2011, 03:18 AM   #3
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Love the standard exhaust sound of my 130i and want to know how different it is to 335i as thinking about getting one.
the 335i bmw performance exhaust to quote our american friends is awesome
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      02-25-2011, 04:03 AM   #4
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Love the standard exhaust sound of my 130i and want to know how different it is to 335i as thinking about getting one.
It's a very different proposition the x35i to the x30i sound wise.

I had an 06 E90 330i, and it did indeed sound great, but it is mainly resonant induction noise (not exhaust) on the 330i that you hear from within the car - that great sound you only get with a N/A engine.

Passers by hear the exhaust of course, but the driver mainly hears the induction, especially at higher revs. Tailpipe soundwise the 330i and 335i sound very similare to a passer by IMO.

The 335i has NO induction noise as it's a silenced turbo intake, instead it has a tuned growly exhaust note which TBH was a let down for me at first.

Now I love it, but you need to take a test drive to see.

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335i exhaust note is ace
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      02-25-2011, 08:03 AM   #6
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      02-25-2011, 08:29 AM   #7
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Completely unbiased opinions - from 335i owners
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      02-25-2011, 09:09 AM   #8
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Completely unbiased opinions - from 335i owners
Just to balance the debate - from the inside, the 130i is the best sounding BMW this side of an M car

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      02-25-2011, 09:36 AM   #9
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Just to balance the debate - fron the inside, the 130i is the best sounding BMW this side of an M car
I would agree, and that's what the OP has already, so the only way is down really.

I think I've mostly forgotten how good the x30i N52 engine sounds, it was a shock when the 335i arrived though.
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      02-25-2011, 09:59 AM   #10
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i wouldnt buy a car just for the sound personally and the 335i still sounds great.
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      02-25-2011, 10:43 AM   #11
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Yes it does, even better with Catless DPs!!
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      02-25-2011, 10:56 AM   #12
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Just to balance the debate - fron the inside, the 130i is the best sounding BMW this side of an M car
Interesting - I have a couple of friends with 130's (indeed I was going to get one until I ended up in this crazy mileage job and wanted something a bit bigger and auto). I think they sound superb inside and took it for granted than my 330 would sound as good - which it doesn't. It has a nice note at higher revs but is too muted.

I prefer induction roar to exhaust noise as it tends only to be noticeable when accelerating, not all the time.
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